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It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

April 1 - June 18
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

What defines a Richmond family? This exhibit explores the changing definition and composition on of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries.

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One Love: LGBT Families

April 1 - September 4
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism, and Michael Simon Photography.

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Something’s Afoot

April 1 - May 6
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm -- the perfect scenario for an Agatha Christie whodunit, right? But in this musical spoof of the genre, the characters are disposed of one by one in fiendishly clever and comic ways: poison darts, man-eating flower pots, and exploding staircases to

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The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

April 1 - June 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

This exhibition of 145 works from one of the most stunning public collections of jewelry and objects by Jean Schlumberger celebrates the creativity of this legendary 20th-century designer and the inspiration he found in the natural world.

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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

April 1 - September 5
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life. ($, Free for members)  

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Dancing Lessons

April 1 - April 9
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, 23069

Ever, an awkward professor with Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks dancing lessons from his neighbor, Senga, an out of commission Broadway dancer. As the unlikely relationship unfolds, the two make hilarious and heartwarming discoveries about themselves and each other.

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Pinwheels for Prevention Garden

April 1 - April 29
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn, each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

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A Million Blooms!

April 1 - June 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and many more.

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Free

Poetry Tree

April 1 - April 30
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

Helping  decorate the Poetry Tree with your favorite poem or verse or write one of your own to share.

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Free

Art Exhibits

April 1 - April 23
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224

Take in a variety of works incorporating recycled materials, as well as solo exhibits, and a video series.

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Easter Bunny

April 1 - April 15
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

Visit with the Easter Bunny and have your photo taken. Visits are always free. Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (breaks 12:30-1:00pm and 4:00 -4:30pm) Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm (breaks 3:00 - 4:00 pm)  

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Vibrance: Lego Art by Brickworkz / Brian Korte

April 1 - June 4
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

Award-winning Richmond brick artist Brian Korte from Brickworkz will have colorful mosaics on display, made entirely with LEGO bricks! This year's theme is "Vibrance" so expect to see bright, colorful works (and some old favorites as well).

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Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program

April 1 - May 15
Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 6807 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832

For Chesterfield County residents, this program includes a site visit to your home by a Master Gardener volunteer who measures your lawn area, collects soil sample(s), and completes a detailed site evaluation, including information on soil compaction and weed cover. Cooperative Extension staff use this information to make specific recommendations for your lawn, which when

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Richmond Spring Carnival

April 1 - April 9
Carnival Lot, 6807 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225

This family-friendly event features favorite fair food, midway games and rides for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands and ride tickets are also available onsite. Visit DreamlandAmusements.com for coupon savings on rides and food. Carnival hours are 5-11 pm Monday-Friday and 12-11 pm Saturday-Sunday.

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Albee Fest

April 3 - April 15
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

Six little known works by the master dramatist, Edward Albee, will be performed in script-in-hand readings with a company of some of Richmond's most talented actors. Two companion events will round out the festival -- a special Edward Albee cabaret with Starlet Knight and Anthony Dowd, and Strange Bedfellows: Albee Edition. Additional festival events include

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Richmond Flying Squirrels

April 6 - April 12
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Catch a game with the family and cheer for the Richmond Squirrels in this home stand against Hartford and Altoona.  

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Free

Spring Petting Farm

April 8 - April 15
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Visit baby bunnies, chicks, ducks, lambs, and more. The Spring Petting Farm is located in the Main Plaza and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m., weather permitting. A $1 donation is suggested; proceeds go the Maymont Foundation.

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Mini Titans

April 1 @ 9:00 am - December 26 @ 10:00 am
Tuckahoe Sports (TSI), 2450 Little League Dr
Henrico , VA 23233

While being age appropriate, these introductory sports classes will focus on the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Each participant will have fun, while learning to master the motor coordination skills and balance needed for a good foundation. For ages 2 and 3.

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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

April 1 @ 9:30 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Created entirely from plastic pollution recovered from the ocean, this impactful display includes a dozen gigantic marine wildlife sculptures – from jellyfish to eels. Encouraging conservation, inspiring guests to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle to eliminate this worldwide crisis.

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Change of Heart – Change of Mind

April 1 @ 9:30 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Explore a collection of oil paintings featuring figures from Greek mythology reacting to human impacts on the planet – including climate change. Presented by the Science Museum of Virginia and staff scientist Dr. Eugene Maurakis, this gallery experience will be paired with poetry describing changes in our ecosystems.

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Hatch-A-Peep Paint and Juice

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 9 @ 5:30 pm
Fusion Dynamics and You, 7494 Lee-Davis Road, Suite 16A
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

An instructor will guide the youth during the session to complete the themed painting on a 8x10 canvas, provided by studio, along with other tools of trade and lite refreshments. Four sessions available, www.fusiondynamicsandyou.com.

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Easter Bunny

April 1 @ 11:00 am - April 15 @ 8:00 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Come visit with Peter Rabbit in his sweet southern garden and have your keepsake Easter portraits taken, located on the upper level near L.L. Bean. Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Exhibition: Perversion of Form

April 1 @ 11:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Built around a longstanding conversation between artists Robert Beatty, Sarah Briland, Ryan Crowley, Ben Durham, and Mike Goodlett,

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Daily Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Tours

April 3 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm

Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water.

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10:00 am
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Autism Awareness Day

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

Featuring quiet areas, gluten free food options, special boarding pass program, and the ASCV exhibiting under the Eiffel Tower.

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10:30 am
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Bow Wow Meow Luau

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Strangeways Brewing, 2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

Family- and pet-friendly event featuring food trucks, vendors, craft beer, adoptable dogs, a silent auction, and more luau-themed fun. Bring yourselves and dogs dressed up in your favorite Hawaiian wear. Benefits the Richmond Animal Care and Control Foundation (RACCF), the city shelter.

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11:00 am
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Kids Club Sunday, Brunch, and Baseball

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

The first 2,000 fans (all ages) will receive a free Flying Squirrels fleece blanket courtesy of American Family Fitness. Brunch options available throughout the ballpark. Kids Club is free for kids 14 and under.

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Free

Smidge Trunk Show

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Featuring Lacy Noble’s handmade sleep sacks in luxurious fabrics for both girls and boys. These one-of-a-kind treasures are the perfect gifts for new parents, those celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day for the first time.

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3:00 pm
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UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

A program of sacred and secular choral music, including works commemorating the 50th anniversary of Zoltan Kodaly’s death.

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Altria Masterworks 7

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. This performance features Vaughan Williams, Schubert with the Richmond Symphony Chorus. An hour before each concert there is a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith.

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Firehouse Radio Players

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

A troupe of talented voice actors and sound effects artists return on with three all new “lost classics” of the Golden Age of Radio for your listening and laughing pleasure. Be part of the “studio audience” as they bring these shows to life onstage. In this month’s show: Criminals will be running scared when the doggedly determined cops

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7:00 pm
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Howie Day

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

Day's emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor.

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